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Archbishop Neary leads celebrations for Knock anniversary

In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.

2019.08.23.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Church must start from scratch, says Bishop of Limerick in Boston College address

"If in the past we didn’t see things through the eyes of injured children and young people, today we undoubtedly have moved a long way in that direction.”

2018.11.04.

Pope Francis will recite the Angelus at Knock on 26 August

Details of Pontiff’s much anticipated visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families in August officially unveiled by Archbishops Diarmuid and Eamon Martin.

2018.06.12.

Tributes paid on death of playwright Tom Murphy

Archbishop Neary highlighted Tom Murphy’s contribution to the work of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy, while Michael D. Higgins said the playwright's themes “were universal in their reach”.

2018.05.17.

Icon Tour reaches Tuam Archdiocese

Every family is sacred and must be respected by everybody no matter what its difficulties, says Archbishop Michael Neary.

2018.01.21.

Bishops join Columban missionaries in launching centenary celebrations

The Columbans were “our heroes and we looked up to them, we admired their courage, and the way in which they risked everything for the Gospel of Christ" - Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam.

2017.11.25.

545 Young People presented with John Paul II Awards in Knock

Archbishop Neary pays tribute to young people’s “very significant contribution” to the local church, from teaching computers to the elderly to caring for people with special needs on pilgrimage to Lourdes.

2017.11.21.

Reek Sunday – part of a faith that is a living reality

The lessons we learn on this mountain need to be rooted in our everyday routine: great and unselfish teamwork when the person who finds the going tough is granted a helping hand; when the one who stumbles and falls is set on their feet again; when the climber who is confused is welcomed back.

2017.07.30.

Knock gathering looks ahead to WMF2018

It is “very important that we pray for the success of the World Meeting of Families – not as an event but as a moment of renewal of love especially within families” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.04.11.

Philomena Lee to appear at Limerick literary event

Philomena’s search for her son Anthony, who was born in a mother and baby home in 1951, has touched millions of people in Ireland and around the world, both through the film and the book on which it was based.

2017.03.26.

Story of Irish Mother and Baby Homes is appalling, says Bishops’ Conference

The way forward is to seek the truth, to reveal and address the damage of the past and to ensure that mothers and children are cherished and respected and never stigmatised again.

2017.03.09.

Horror and sadness at Tuam baby revelations

“I can only begin to imagine the huge emotional wrench which the mothers suffered in giving up their babies for adoption or by witnessing their death,” says Archbishop of Tuam.

2017.03.06.

Commission shocked by discovery of babies’ remains in Tuam

Historian Catherine Corless, who spent four years researching the running of the Bon Secours home and concluded that 796 children had died there over almost four decades, said the Commission’s finding vindicated her work.

2017.03.05.

We remember the vulnerable at Christmas

Many are searching for real hope in the face of an economic crisis, in the face of loneliness and emptiness and the illusion of drugs or empty consumerism.

2016.12.26.

New NET youth workers arrive in Cork

"There wasn’t a whole lot happening in Cork (in youth work) and now we are seeing something really good" - Fr Alan Neville MSC.

2016.09.29.

The path of Christian faith is still alive in Ireland: Nuncio

"We literally follow the paths traced by our ancestors, women and men of faith, who kept that faith despite the opposition they faced, despite poverty and discrimination and emigration and famine."

2016.07.31.

St Anthony is an ‘Apostle of charity’ – Archbishop Neary

Thousands of devotees in Knock told, “Wherever he went, crowds flocked to him. Hardened criminals and heretics alike were converted by him.”

2016.06.12.

‘Real challenge today is not atheism but idolatry’

Archbishop of Tuam stresses that Corpus Christi procession ought to be a reminder that Jesus Christ can never be confined to a tabernacle or a Church building.

2016.05.31.

‘Courageously proclaim the Gospel in word & deed’

President of St Patrick’s College Maynooth hopes nine new deacons will build up the ‘Body of Christ’ as they “serve the people of God in their various dioceses".

2016.05.30.

Tuam archdiocese ready for adoration in parishes

Programme run by the Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration's National Training Team is structured in such a way that it will not increase the workload of priests.

2016.01.13.

Trócaire’s impact in Kenya praised by Irish delegates

“Thank you Trócaire for not forgetting about me” were the words of one young bed-ridden mother of two.

2015.11.22.

Catholic schools must have clear identity: Archbishop

“We have Catholic schools because parents want them. It is parents who must insist that the religious ethos of our schools is respected and not abandoned.”

2015.11.12.

80 Years of Knock Shrine Stewards and Handmaids

Speaking as the son of a Knock Shrine steward and handmaid, Archbishop Neary said he was “very conscious of the dedication which they bring to their work”.

2015.08.22.

Archbishop welcomes pilgrims to Knock Novena

“I can only hope you understand how much I love Ireland – love all of you – and thank you for this privilege of opening the novena at a shrine so dear to my heart.”

2015.08.15.

US Franciscans pay tribute to pioneering Irish friars

Delegation from St Francis University trace the footsteps of six friars who left Connemara in 1847 and established one of the most prestigious universities in the US.

2015.06.27.

Archbishop Neary relaunches Diocesan Youth Council

New projects are to be rolled out in Tuam over the next 12 to 18 months for young people aged 12 -35 years old.

2015.06.02.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Govt urged to press EU on persecuted Christians

Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.

2015.04.30.

Serving the family is one of Church’s essential duties

On the feast of the Holy Family, Archbishop Neary suggests that “An awareness of the beauty of marital love must be constantly renewed and safe-guarded."

2014.12.29.
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